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Lime Hazelnut Zingers

 Lime Hazelnut Zingers
"The tangy lime and mellow hazelnut flavors are a unique combination that sets these apart from other cutout cookies," writes Karen Morrell, Canby, Oregon. "After baking and cooling them, you can keep the cookies in the freezer until decorating...or bake, frost and eat the same day. They won't last long!"
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the lime juice, peel and
  • vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in hazelnuts. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness.
  • Cut with a 2-in. cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly
  • browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth.

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Lime Hazelnut Zingers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Transfer to a resealable plastic bag. Cut a small hole in a corner
  • of the bag; drizzle frosting over cookies. Store in the refrigerator
  • in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 177 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.